WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden administration announced today the approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):
“We applaud Secretary Haaland, Secretary Raimondo and all the public servants at the Departments of the Interior and Commerce who today approved Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind project. Final approval for this 800 megawatt project is a vital down payment on the administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. The 3,600 jobs it will support is indicative of the thousands of good-paying jobs that will be created as we accelerate the transition to the renewable energy economy Americans want and our climate demands.”
Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is the nation’s premier pan-renewable organization uniting finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit www.acore.org.
Alex Hobson, Vice President of Communications, ACORE
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